Have you ever noticed how unique we human beings are? Everyone likes to interact with people differently. Some of us are outgoing but some of us prefer to spend time alone. Neither is right or wrong but sometimes people can misunderstand and judge us for these differences.
Some people feel happier when they spend time alone. They prefer to make time to do their favorite things like reading, catching up with shows or drawing. Tujibebe is here to tell you that this is normal. We believe that being a quiet person or enjoying time alone means you enjoy your own company. And there is nothing wrong with that!
Sometimes people don’t always see this and that can be tough so here are our top tips to interacting with people if you are someone who prefers time on your own:
Embrace your uniqueness: Tujibebe knows there's isn’t a right or a wrong way to be. So try not to put yourself down for being who you are. Instead focus on your own unique strengths and enjoy the things that make you happy. It might help to show those around you the things you love - this can be drawing, doing make up or reading books. This will make your friendships with people in your life deeper and more meaningful.
Be yourself: If your friends know you well, they might understand that this is just how you are and who you are. But sometimes you might want to speak to them to help them to understand a bit better that you like to have some time on your own. You could consider approaching one friend first, who you feel will be understanding, and asking them to help you explain it to the group. Ultimately you should be able to communicate with people in a way that is true to who you are.
Emphasize Your Strengths: Find a quiet time and think about the things you are good at and that you admire about yourself. Then you could try to demonstrate any of those to your friends, this could be helping them to draw something, fixing something, helping them with schoolwork, or even listening to them if they have a problem. By doing this it will help those around you to celebrate your uniqueness.
And, Don’t Worry: While trying to do all these remember not to stress yourself by working hard to impress others. By being yourself, you will attract those who will see the beauty inside you.
So the key things to remember are, stay true to yourself, know who you are and be confident in your own uniqueness. We are all individuals and we should celebrate that!